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The AWM will reopen to members July 1 & 2, then to the general public July 3.

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As we begin to reopen, we will continue to add to and enhance our online offerings.
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The American Writers Museum reopens July 3!

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Black Writers, Their Stories & Ways to Get Involved

Black Writers, Their Stories, and Ways to Get Involved

Racist police violence, misogynoir, and the other intersectionalities of Anti-Blackness are historical and ongoing, as is the movement for liberation against those systems of oppression. These roots run deep and

Shirley Jackson at the movies

Shirley Jackson at the Movies

The American Writers Museum has partnered with NEON to present the brand new film SHIRLEY, starring Elisabeth Moss as Shirley Jackson. In the film, horror writer Shirley Jackson’s strained relationship

The AWM Playlist

Books about music, musicians, and the feelings they inspire. Recommended by American Writers Museum staff. Music is deeply personal for many of us -- we all have our favorite artists,

Q&A with Aaron Bobrow-Strain

In Their Own Words: Aaron Bobrow-Strain

Aaron Bobrow-Strain Aaron Bobrow-Strain is a professor of politics at Whitman College, where he teaches courses dealing with food, immigration, and the U.S.-Mexico border. In the 1990s,

Teacher Appreciation Quotes

To all the teachers, librarians, professors, and parents-turned-homeschoolers: we see you and we thank you. Teaching is not easy, and virtual teaching is even harder. And you may sometimes feel

Photo of Dina Nayeri featured in the American Writers Museum special exhibit My America

My America: Dina Nayeri

Each week, the My America blog series introduces you to one of the writers featured in our special exhibit My America: Immigrant and Refugee Writers Today, which can now be explored virtually. The

In Their Own Words with June Hur

In Their Own Words: June Hur

June Hur June Hur was born in South Korea and raised in Canada, moving back to Korea during high school. Upon graduation, Hur went back to

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